Kathy Franklin
Instructional Assistant

I am an Illinois State University Grad with a BS in Information Sciences,  English minor.  I’ve worked as a data storage tech, a middle school Librarian, a newspaper reporter, a substitute teacher, and most recently, used the Student Management System ARK for 15 years (a user for 5 and a support rep for 10.)

 Working at C9 has been satisfying for me.  Since I’m not an official teacher, I can focus on the students themselves rather than the technical skills they’re learning.  I get to say “Good Morning” to a fine bunch of young men and women each day, and the rest of the time I put to use the Mom skills I’ve learned over the years.

 The proud Mom of three boys, I was active in Cub and Boy Scouts for nearly 15 years and now I’m a very happy Gramma!  I’ve lived in four different states (Illinois, California, Florida and now Indiana) and have visited all 50.  I love to take pictures, to travel, crochet, read and bake with my favorite recipe being Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans and dark chocolate chips (ask me for the recipe!)  


Illinois State University, BS Information Sciences & English minor